Accessing another objects private member!

class Node;

class Node
{
private:
  long m_nVal;
  Node *m_pNext;
}

Node *pNode = new Node();

assuming m_pNext points to a valid node,

pNode->m_pNext->m_nVal;

succeeds, even though m_nVal is a private member of m_pNext.

Does this mean that a class is a friend of itself automatically, so an object of a class can access private members of another object of the same class?

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_keithrCommented:
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